I'm curious what the readers here think would happen, if a prophet as good as [Nostradamus;] or even better, appeared in our modern society? [Jean Dixon] was pretty good, but I'm talking about someone of Biblical proportions and authority. You may recall that Jean Dixon predicted the death of JFK, and she also predicted the curious birth of a spiritually gifted person in 1962, after seeing an unusual conjunction of planets. To date this person has not appeared, but could he or she be out there, waiting in the wings?
Assume this person was an American, and could produce good documented evidence of his or her ability. How would the U.S. government react to this? What do you predict they would they do, if say, this person began to prophecy against the society in general?
1) Hunt the prophet down like a mad dog and kill him or her?
2) Try to discredit the prophet, with all manner of dirty tricks and deceptions?
3) Welcome the prophet openly and warmly, asking for helpful suggestions?
4) Brand the prophet a terrorist, and enact new laws forbidding the practice of prophecy?
This is a serious question and I'd appreciate some thoughtful remarks.